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St. Andrew Music Society Concerts

The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.

We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.

The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.

Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Vaughan Williams Hodie and Magnificat on December 4; Professional Choir of MAPC “Music for Holy Week: Works of Bach & Schütz” on April 9; and the Saint Andrew Chorale’s performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt on May 21, may also be purchased online using a credit card.

Upcoming Concerts

Juilliard415 A Musical Banquet - Virtuoso Chamber Music of the Baroque Works by Biber, Telemann, J. S. Bach, Fasch, Brescianello & Abel Each semester, the students of the Juilliard Historical Performance program examine one country's musical tradition in detail. In the Baroque, each region had its own musical language, just as it had its own wines and its own cuisine. In this program, the students invite you to think of their banquet as a feast of a particular terroir, as they present a menu of musical delights from the German Baroque. The program includes chamber works by Telemann, Fasch, Brescianello & Able, along with violin sonatas by Bach & Ignaz von Biber, and Bach's Toccata in C minor for harpsichord. For complete program details and artists' biographies, please see the Press Release (.PDF) below. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is $20 ($15 Students/62+); children 12 & under: free. Tickets may be purchased online in advance (see below) or at the door.
Music on Madison: A Musical Banquet - Virtuoso Chamber Music of the Baroque
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  April 28
Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Andrew Henderson, organist & conductor with Guest Organists Paul Jacobs & David Enlow A concert honoring the 80th birthday of Dr. John Weaver, MAPC’s beloved Director of Music & Organist from 1970-2005, featuring favorite organ and choral works performed by his students and successors: Paul Jacobs, chair of the Organ Department of The Juilliard School; David Enlow, organ faculty, The Juilliard School; and Andrew Henderson, Director of Music & Organist, MAPC. The proceeds from this concert will benefit the 50th Anniversary Fund of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians in honor of Dr. Weaver’s distinguished career. For complete program details and artists' biographies, please see the Press Release (.pdf) below. A festive birthday reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: Celebrating John Weaver's 80th
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  April 30
Seasons of Love New York City Children’s Chorus Mary Huff, conductor Andrew Henderson, piano Five choirs of MAPC’s graded community children’s choir program – totaling over 140 choristers – will present a concert featuring works that explore a range of emotions from happiness to melancholy, love to despair, and everything in between! Music of Handel, Schubert, and Broadway. The proceeds from the concert will benefit the NYCCC Tuition Aid Fund. Admission to the Saint Andrew Music Society's Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 Students/62+); children 12 & under: free.
Music on Madison: New York City Children's Chorus
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  May 7

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